The Upper East Regional Minister has ridiculed suggestions that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) must be voted into office in 2020 as an alternative to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Tangoba Abayage said the NPP does has methodical ways of doing things which is quite different from the NDC “so comparing us to non-organised NDC is not right NDC.”
Addressing a Regional TESCON conference which is part of programs to commemorate its 20th anniversary, she charged the students to work hard to improve the fortunes of the party as election 2020 approaches.
“Ghanaians are not beggars we are voters with a choice. It is a beggar who has no choice so if you give the beggar just anything, he or she will take it. We don’t want anything (‘saara’) we want the best for this country,” she said.
She said the NDC is clutching on straws with their choice of former president John Mahama as its flagbearer.
Describing him as a retired president who needs no second chance, she said there is no taking chance with taking the country backwards considering the progress made under President Akufo-Addo.
“In 2020 were not taking anything ‘saara’. Were voting for a government that has policies, visionary, innovative, pregnant women benefitted from free medical care.
“That’s the government were choosing…In 2008, chairman, what was the policy statement of the NDC? Can anybody tell me? I can’t remember,” Tangoba Abayage said.
She said in 2008 because of lots of infighting in the NPP, the NDC got to win power but they did not make any progress in the country.
“In 2012 they rode on the emotions of Ghanaians because we were crying the demise of former president Atta Mills so they rode on that and came into power.
“In 2016 they didn’t have any emotions to ride over again so they needed policies and the policy they brought was “e dey bee k3k3” which fails woefully. So it is time to leave clueless NDC and move Ghana forward.
And in 2020 well let them know that was the biggest mistake NDC made for not allowing a retired president to retire peacefully.
Abayage charged the students to go out to spread the good message of the Akufo-Addo government and recruit people to the camp of the best party in the country.